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TEC® <BR>H. B. Fuller Construction Products, Inc. Large Format Tile and Gauged Porcelain Tile/Panels Setting Materials and Accessories
 
         
SECTION 09 30 00
 
         
LARGE FORMAT TILE AND GAUGED PORCELAIN TILE/PANELS SETTING MATERIALS AND ACCESSORIES
 
         
 
         
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          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** TEC; H.B. Fuller Construction Products; large format tile and gauged porcelain tile/panels setting materials and accessories.
This section is based on the surface preparation and tile setting products of TEC; H.B. Fuller Construction Products, which is located at:
1105 South Frontenac
Aurora, IL 60504
Toll Free: 1-800-832-9023; Mon-Fri 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. CST
Fax: 800-952-2368
Email: hbf-cp.customerservice@hbfuller.com
Alternate Email: christopher.burns@hbfuller.com
Web: www.tecspecialty.com
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Large format tile is any tile or stone with at least one edge greater than 15'. It is recommended to use a 'large and heavy tile' or medium-bed mortar when installing large format tile to compensate for irregularities in the tile and substrate.
Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/Slabs (ANSI A137.3) is a tile or panel/slab which has been manufactured to a specific thickness, and for which its thickness characteristic is largely associated with how it is installed and/or used. These types of tiles can be used in wall or floor applications depending on manufacturer's recommendations. For the larger gauged porcelain panels (>1 sq meter), transportation, handling and installing is vastly different than that of large format tile. ANSI A108.19 is the installation method created for the interior installation of Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/Slabs
TEC from H.B. Fuller Construction Products is a leading manufacturer of technologically advanced construction materials and solutions to the commercial, industrial and residential flooring industry. Headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, the company's recognized and trusted brands - TEC, CHAPCO, Parabond, Fortane and others - are available through an extensive network of distributors and dealers, as well as home improvement retailers for the flooring industry. TECŪ offers a broad range of products and systems including resilient/carpet/wood flooring adhesives, tile & stone setting materials, and the surface preparation products (concrete moisture vapor barrier, self-leveling underlayments/skim coats, etc.) needed to install both soft and hard flooring.
H.B. Fuller Construction Products is a subsidiary of H.B. Fuller. For over 130 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. With fiscal 2018 net revenue of $3 billion, H.B. Fuller's commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world's biggest challenges.
We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality products that empower people to create functional, personal and beautifully constructed spaces. Browse our site to learn more about our line of products or receive expert advice from our team of qualified staff.
 
          PART 1GENERAL
 
          1.1SECTION INCLUDES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
 
          A.Large Format Tile and Gauged Porcelain Tile/Panels Setting Materials and Surface Preparation:
          1.Polymer modified large and heavy tile mortar. (TEC Ultimate 6 Plus Mortar and TEC Ultimate Large Tile Mortar)
          2.Improved Polymer modified large and heavy tile mortar. (TEC 3N1 High Performance Mortar)
          3.Epoxy grout; 100 percent. (TEC AccuColor EFX Epoxy Special Effects Grout)
          4.Latex high-performance cement grout. (TEC Power Grout or TEC AccuColor Plus Grout)
 
          B.Large Format Tile and Gauged Porcelain Tile/Panels Accessories:
          1.Waterproofing and/or crack isolation membrane. (TEC Hydraflex)
          2.Silicone sealant. (TEC AccuColor 100)
          3.Primer. (TEC Multipurpose Primer)
          4.Self-leveling underlayment. (TEC Level Set 200)
          5.Skim and patch coat. (TEC Fast set Deep Patch)
 
          1.2RELATED SECTIONS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
          A.Section 03 30 00 - Cast-in-Place Concrete.
 
          B.Section 03 39 00 - Concrete Curing.
 
          C.Section 03 41 10 - Plant-Precast Structural Concrete*.
 
          D.Section 06 10 00 - Rough Carpentry.
 
          E.Section 09 23 13 - Acoustical Gypsum Plastering.
 
          F.Section 09 28 13 - Cementitious Backing Boards.
 
          G.Section 09 30 00 - Tiling.
 
          H.Section 10 28 00 - Toilet, Bath, and Laundry Accessories.
 
          1.3REFERENCES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
 
          A.ASTM International (ASTM):
          1.ASTM C307 - Standard Test Method for Tensile Strength of Chemical-Resistant Mortar, Grouts, and Monolithic Surfacings.
          2.ASTM C579 - Standard Test Methods for Compressive Strength of Chemical-Resistant Mortars, Grouts, Monolithic Surfacings, and Polymer Concretes.
          3.ASTM C627 - Standard Test Method for Evaluating Ceramic Floor Tile Installation Systems Using the Robinson-Type Floor Tester.
          4.ASTM C1708 - Standard Test Methods for Self-leveling Mortars Containing Hydraulic Cements.
          5.ASTM D751 - Standard Test Method for Coated Fabrics.
          6.ASTM D5590 - Standard Test Method for Determining the Resistance of Paint Films and Related Coatings to Fungal Defacement by Accelerated Four-Week Agar Plate Assay.
          7.ASTM E96 - Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials.
          8.ASTM F1869 - Standard Test Method for Measuring Moisture Vapor Emission Rate of Concrete Subfloor Using Anhydrous Calcium Chloride.
          9.ASTM F2170 - Standard Test Method for Determining Relative Humidity in Concrete Floor Slabs using in situ Probes.
 
          B.American National Standards Institute (ANSI):
          1.ANSI A108/A118/A136 - American National Standard Specifications for the Installation of Ceramic Tile.
 
          C.International Organization for Standardization (ISO):
          1.ISO 13007 - Standards for Grouts and Adhesives.
 
          D.Materials Analytic Services, LLC (MAS):
          1.MAS Certified Green. Compliant CDPH VOC Emissions
 
          E.Tile Council of North America (TCNA):
          1.TCNA Handbook for Ceramic, Glass, and Stone Tile Installation.
 
          F.Health Product Declarations (HPD):
          1.HPD for Ceramic, Glass, and Stone tile setting and surface preparation products.
 
          G.Environmental Product Declarations (EPD):
          1.Industry-wide EPD for Ceramic, Glass, and Stone mortars and cement grout.
 
          1.4SUBMITTALS
 
          A.Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements.
 
          B.Product Data:
          1.Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used.
          2.MAS Certified Green compliance certificates for CDPH VOC Emissions for cement based tile setting mortars/grouts and surface preparation products.
          3.Preparation instructions and recommendations.
          4.Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
          5.Typical installation methods.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not applicable to product type.
 
          C.Verification Samples: Two representative units of each type, size, pattern and color.
 
          D.Shop Drawings: Include details of materials, construction and finish. Include relationship with adjacent construction.
 
          1.5QUALITY ASSURANCE
 
          A.Manufacturer Qualifications: Company specializing in manufacturing products specified in this section with a minimum five years documented experience.
 
          B.Installer Qualifications: Company specializing in performing Work of this section with minimum two years documented experience with projects of similar scope and complexity.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete qualification options not required.
          1.Five-Star member of the National Tile Contractors Association.
          2.Trowel of Excellence member of Tile Contractors' Association of America.
          3.Five-Star member of the National Tile Contractors Association or a Trowel of Excellence member of the Tile Contractors' Association of America.
          4.Supervisors for Project must possess an International Masonry Institute's (IMI) Foreman Certification.
          5.Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) certified tile installers.
          6.Recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as Journeyman Tile Setter Apprenticeship Program.
          7.Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) certified tile installers or Recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as Journeyman Tile Setter Apprenticeship Program
          8.Advanced Certification for Tile Installers - Gauged Porcelain Tile/Panels (ACT) certified tile installers.
          9.Documentation of completion of comprehensive installation program provided by manufacturer of gauged porcelain tiles or gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs.
 
          C.Source Limitations: Provide each type of product from a single manufacturing source to ensure uniformity.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include mock-up if the project size or quality warrant the expense. The following is one example of how a mock-up on might be specified. When deciding on the extent of the mock-up, consider all the major different types of work on the project.
 
          D.Mock-Up: Construct a mock-up with actual materials in sufficient time for Architect's review and to not delay construction progress. Locate mock-up as acceptable to Architect and provide temporary foundations and support.
          1.Intent of mock-up is to demonstrate quality of workmanship and visual appearance.
          2.If mock-up is not acceptable, rebuild mock-up until satisfactory results are achieved.
          3.Retain mock-up during construction as a standard for comparison with completed work.
          4.Do not alter or remove mock-up until work is completed or removal is authorized.
 
          1.6PRE-INSTALLATION CONFERENCE
 
          A.Convene a conference approximately two weeks before scheduled commencement of the Work. Attendees shall include Architect, Contractor and trades involved. Agenda shall include schedule, responsibilities, critical path items and approvals.
 
          1.7DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
 
          A.Store and handle in strict compliance with manufacturer's written instructions and recommendations.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Gauged porcelain tile/panels and slabs provide an innovative option for finished surfaces. At thicknesses that range from 1/8 to 1/4 inches (3.0 to 6.0 mm) they are a lightweight alternative to traditional ceramic and natural stone tile. With facial dimensions as great as 39.4 x 118.1 inches ( x 3000 mm) they offer increased design possibilities and a unique monolithic appearance. Some manufacturer's tile are as large as 60 x 120 inches (1524 x 3048 mm). All with the durability and ease of maintenance of a porcelain composition.
 
          B.These panels require different handling and installation techniques. Typically the 1/8 inch (3.0 mm) thick panels have a reinforcing mesh backing to minimize breakage during transportation and installation. The purpose of this guide is to inform you of what is required to ensure a successful long lasting installation on interior walls and floors. Always consult with the panel manufacturer prior to panel selection and installation to confirm suitability for the specific project to ensure compliance with all governing building codes. Delete if not required.
 
          C.For Gauged Porcelain Tile/Panels: Follow manufacturer's written guidelines for handling as well as ANSI A108.19 for interior installations.
          1.Use 44 inch (1118 mm) forks to handle the flat crate or A-frame from the side, so that forks extend all the way across the crate or A-frame and catch back runner.
          2.Shipments of 0.11 or 0.22 inch (3 or 5.6 mm) flat crates or A-frames loaded with the narrow end of the crate or A-frame facing out will require a fork truck with a minimum of 84 inch (2134 mm) forks and 5000 pound (2269 kg) lift capacity.
          3.To correctly lift and handle gauged porcelain tile/panels using a forklift, position the forks at a distance of at least 3.3 feet (1 meter) from each other, perpendicular to the long side of the pallet and at the center of the pallet.
          4.Gauged Porcelain tile/panels to be stored both upright and horizontal. Two installers should handle the tile panels, always keeping it perpendicular to the floor while protecting the corners from impact. If tile panels are placed on top of each other, ensure that each tile panel is clean and that the surface that the tiles are resting on is flat. If tile panels are stored in their vertical position, rest them on their long side. This side must be protected by wood, cardboard, or XPS panels.
          5.Deliver and store packaged materials in original containers with seals unbroken and labels intact until time of use. Inspection of material for any shipping damage should be done at time of delivery. Prevent damage or contamination to materials by water, freezing, foreign matter or other causes and in accordance with written manufacturer's recommendations.
          6.To aid in handling the 39.4 x 118.1 inches (1 meter x 3 meter) porcelain tile panels, especially those weakened by drilled holes or openings and to assist the wall/floor application, a suitable frame with suction cups can be used.
 
          D.Protect from damage due to weather, excessive temperature, and construction operations.
 
          1.8PROJECT CONDITIONS
 
          A.Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's recommended limits.
 
          B.Prevent carbon dioxide damage to ceramic tile, thin brick, masonry veneer, mosaics, pavers, trim units and/or thresholds as well as adhesives, mortars, grouts and other installation materials, by venting temporary heaters to the exterior.
 
          1.9WARRANTY
 
          A.Tile Manufacturer's Warranty: Provide manufacturer's standard limited warranty.
 
          B.Gauged Porcelain Tile/Panels Setting Limited Warranty: Provide system warranty which states the system will maintain the bond between the gauged porcelain tile/panels for interior walls and floors and approved substrate, under normal use provided the product was properly applied as a system.
          1.Warranty Term:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Note some gauged porcelain system tile/panel setting warranties are available with either a lifetime term or 15 year term. Delete warranty term options not required. TEC offers these published system warranties with specific gauged porcelain tile/panel manufacturers listed on warranty such as Thinner by Florida Tile, Kerlite by Cotto d'Este, Stonepeak Plane, Cosentino Dekton and Laminam by Crossville
          a.TEC 3N1 High Performance Mortar: Lifetime.
          b.TEC Ultimate 6 Plus Mortar: Lifetime.
          c.TEC Ultimate Large Tile Mortar: 15 years.
          d.TEC Power Grout: Lifetime.
          e.TEC Power Grout: 15 years.
          f.TEC AccuColor EFX Epoxy Special Effects Grout: Lifetime.
          g.TEC AccuColor EFX Epoxy Special Effects Grout: 15 years.
 
          C.Large Format Tile Setting Limited Bond System Warranty: Provide system warranty which states the system will maintain the bond between the tile and approved substrate, under normal use.
          1.Warranty Term:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Note some products are available with different warranty terms. Delete warranty term options not required. If information regarding 1/4 inch (6 mm) crack isolation system warranty or waterproofing system warranty (or both) is needed, contact Chris Burns at TEC/HB Fuller at christopher.burns@hbfuller.com or go to TEC Website at www.tecspecialty.com/
          a.TEC 3N1 High Performance Mortar: Lifetime.
          b.TEC Ultimate 6 Plus Mortar: Lifetime.
          c.TEC Ultimate Large Tile Mortar: 15 years.
          d.TEC Power Grout: Lifetime.
          e.TEC Power Grout: 25 years.
          f.TEC Power Grout or TEC AccuColor Plus Grout: 20 years.
          g.TEC Power Grout or TEC AccuColor Plus Grout: 15 years.
          h.TEC AccuColor EFX Epoxy Grout: Lifetime.
          i.TEC AccuColor EFX Epoxy Grout: 25 years.
          j.TEC AccuColor EFX Epoxy Grout: 20 years.
          k.TEC AccuColor EFX Epoxy Grout: 15 years.
 
          PART 2PRODUCTS
 
          2.1MANUFACTURERS
 
          A.Acceptable Manufacturer: TEC® ; H. B. Fuller Construction Products, Inc., which is located at: 1105 S. Frontenac; Aurora, IL 60504; Toll Free Tel: 800-832-9002; Fax: 800-952-2368; Email: request info; Web: http://www.tecspecialty.com
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
 
          B.Substitutions: Not permitted.
 
          C.Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01 60 00 - Product Requirements.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
          2.2LARGE FORMAT TILE AND GAUGED PORCELAIN TILE/PANELS SETTING MATERIALS AND SURFACE PREPARATION
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete product options not required.
 
          A.Polymer Modified Large and Heavy Tile Mortar; Basis of Design: TEC Ultimate 6 Plus Mortar; as manufactured by TEC; H.B. Fuller Construction Products.
          1.Performance and Design Requirements
          a.Standards Compliance:
          1)MAS Certified Green. Compliant CDPH VOC Emissions.
          2)ISO 13007, C2TEP1.
          3)ANSI A118.4E.
          4)ANSI A118.11.
          5)Product Warranty: Lifetime limited.
          b.Tile Sheer Strength: After 28 days.
          1)Porcelain Mosaic Tile: Equal to or greater than 480 psi (3.3 MPa).
          2)Quarry Tile: Equal to or greater than 400 psi (2.7 MPa).
          c.Application Temperature: Minimum 50 degrees F (10 degrees C).
          d.Walkable in 60 minutes.
          e.Open Time (ANSI A118.4E): 30 minutes.
          f.Pot Life: 2 to 3 hours.
          g.Initial Cure: 6 hours.
          h.Final Cure: 21 days.
          i.Ability to Grout: 6 hours.
          j.Foot Traffic Rating (ASTM C627): Residential to Extra Heavy Commercial, depending on substrate.
          2.Description: Mortar for thin set or medium set application and standard size tile.
          3.Color: White.
          4.Suitable Substrates: Cured concrete, cured mortar beds, brick, masonry, plywood underlayment, gypsum wallboard, cementitious backer units, existing ceramic or natural stone tile, VCT, adhesive residue covering no more than 20 percent of surface, extruded foam waterproof board, and uncoupling membranes.
          5.Limitations:
          a.Not for installing green marble or other moisture-sensitive stone tile.
          b.Not for application over rubber, tempered hardboard, oriented strand board, particle board, strip wood flooring, or lauan plywood.
          c.Not for use over single layer wood floors.
          d.Certain natural stone tiles may be affected by mortar shadowing or staining.
 
          B.Polymer Modified Large and Heavy Tile Mortar; Basis of Design: TEC Ultimate Large Tile Mortar; as manufactured by TEC; H.B. Fuller Construction Products.
          1.Performance and Design Requirements
          a.Standards Compliance:
          1)MAS Certified Green. Compliant CDPH VOC Emissions
          2)ISO 13007, C1TEP1.
          3)ANSI A118.4TE.
          4)ANSI A118.11.
          5)Product Warranty: 15 Year limited.
          b.Tile Sheer Strength: After 28 days.
          1)Porcelain Mosaic Tile: Equal to or greater than 330 psi (2.2 MPa).
          2)Quarry Tile: Equal to or greater than 385 psi (2.6 MPa).
          c.Application Temperature: Minimum 50 degrees F (10 degrees C).
          d.Pot Life: 3 to 4 hours.
          e.Initial Cure: 16 to 24 hours.
          f.Final Cure: 21 days.
          g.Ability to Grout: 16 to 24 hours (typical).
          h.Foot Traffic Rating (ASTM C627): Residential to Extra Heavy Commercial, depending on substrate.
          i.Total VOC Content: 0 g/L.
          2.Description: Mortar for thin set or medium set application and standard size tile.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete color option not required.
          3.Color: White.
          4.Color: Gray.
          5.Suitable Substrates: Cured concrete, cured mortar beds, brick, masonry, plywood underlayment, gypsum wallboard, water resistant gypsum wallboard, cementitious backer units, existing ceramic or natural stone tile, VCT, asphalt tile, linoleum, non-cushioned vinyl sheetgoods, and adhesive residue covering no more than 20 percent of surface.
          6.Limitations:
          a.Not for installing green marble or other moisture-sensitive stone tile.
          b.Not for application over rubber, oriented strand board, particle board, strip wood flooring, or lauan plywood.
          c.Not for use over single layer wood floors.
          d.Certain natural stone tiles may be affected by mortar shadowing or staining.
 
          C.Improved Polymer Modified Large and Heavy Tile Mortar (LHT); Basis of Design: TEC 3N1 High Performance Mortar; as manufactured by TEC; H.B. Fuller Construction Products.
          1.Performance and Design Requirements
          a.Standards Compliance:
          1)MAS Certified Green. Compliant CDPH VOC Emissions.
          2)ISO 13007, C2TES1P2.
          3)ANSI A118.4.
          4)ANSI A118.11.
          5)ANSI A118.15TE.
          6)Product Warranty: Lifetime limited.
          b.Tile Shear Strength: After 28 days.
          1)Ceramic Tile: Equal to or Greater than 711 psi (4.86 MPa).
          2)Porcelain Tile: Equal to or Greater than 425 psi (2.9 MPa).
          3)Quarry Tile: 426 psi (2.9 MPa).
          c.Application Temperature: Minimum 50 degrees F (10 degrees C).
          d.Pot Life: 2 to 3 hours.
          e.Initial Cure: 16 to 24 hours.
          f.Final Cure: 21 days.
          g.Ability to Grout: 16 to 24 hours (typical).
          h.Foot Traffic Rating (ASTM C627): Residential to Extra Heavy Commercial, depending on substrate.
          i.Total VOC Content: 0 g/L.
          2.Description: Mortar for thin set or medium set application, coats to be lightweight, weather, frost, and shock resistant, and non-flammable.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete color option not required.
          3.Color: White.
          4.Color: Gray.
          5.Suitable Substrates: Cured concrete, cured mortar beds, brick, masonry, plywood underlayment, gypsum wallboard, water resistant gypsum wallboard, cementitious backer units, existing ceramic or natural stone tile, VCT, asphalt tile, linoleum, non-cushioned vinyl sheetgoods, plastic laminate, and adhesive residue scraped down to a thin layer.
          6.Limitations:
          a.Not for installing green marble or other moisture-sensitive stone tile.
          b.Not for application over rubber, oriented strand board, particle board, strip wood flooring, or lauan plywood.
          c.Not for use over single layer wood floors.
          d.Certain natural stone tiles may be affected by mortar shadowing or staining.
 
          D.Epoxy Grout; Basis of Design: TEC AccuColor EFX Epoxy Special Effects Grout; as manufactured by TEC; H.B. Fuller Construction Products.
          1.Performance and Design Requirements
          a.Standards Compliance:
          1)ANSI A118.3
          2)Health Product Declaration document
          3)For grouting installations in Foodservice Operations such as commercial kitchens where enzymatic cleaners are used. Do not use an "hybrid" epoxy grout that is not meant to be used with harsh chemicals or areas exposed to aggressive cleaning regimens or commercial kitchens
          4)Product Warranty: 10 Year limited.
          b.Compressive Strength, 7 Day (ASTM C579): Greater than 5000 psi (34.2 MPa).
          c.Tensile Strength, 7 Day (ASTM C307): Greater than 1500 psi (10.3 MPa).
          d.Linear Shrinkage, 7 Day: Maximum 0.06 percent.
          e.Bond Strength to Quarry Tile: Greater than 1300 psi (9.0 MPa).
          f.Application Temperature: Minimum 60 degrees F (16 degrees C).
          g.Pot Life: 90 minutes.
          h.Initial Set: 10 to 14 hours.
          i.Final Cure: 28 days.
          j.Foot Traffic Rating (ASTM C627): Residential to Extra Heavy Commercial, depending on substrate.
          k.Total VOC Content: 0 g/L.
          2.Description: Non-flammable, chemical resistant, 100 percent solids epoxy with high temperature resistance. Ideal for grouting installations in food service operations such as commercial kitchens where enzymatic cleaners are used.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete color option not required.
          3.Color: As selected by Architect.
          4.Color: _____.
          5.Limitations:
          a.When used as a mortar, recommended for interior use only.
          b.Not recommended for soft polished marble or delicate glazed tiles.
          c.Not for use over rubber or strip wood floors.
          d.Do not apply over dimensionally unstable surfaces.
          e.Yellowing from UV exposure can occur in any 100 percent solids epoxy grout.
 
          E.Latex, High-Performance Cement Grout; Basis of Design: TEC Power Grout; as manufactured by TEC; H.B. Fuller Construction Products.
          1.Performance and Design Requirements
          a.Standards Compliance:
          1)MAS Certified Green. Compliant CDPH VOC Emissions
          2)Health Product Declaration document
          3)ANSI A118.7
          4)ISO CG2WAF
          5)Product Warranty: Lifetime limited.
          b.Compressive Strength, 28 Day: Minimum 10,300 psi (71 MPa).
          c.Tensile Strength, 28 Day: Minimum 700 psi (4.8 MPa).
          d.Flexural Strength, 28 Day: Minimum 1350 psi (9.3 MPa).
          e.Water Absorption, 28 Day: Maximum 1.1 percent.
          f.Linear Shrinkage, 27 Day: Maximum 0.082 percent.
          g.Application Temperature: Minimum 50 degrees F (10 degrees C).
          h.Pot Life: 35-55 minutes.
          i.Initial Cure: 3 to 4 hours.
          j.Final Cure: 21 days.
          k.Foot Traffic Rating (ASTM C627): Residential to Extra Heavy Commercial, depending on substrate.
          l.Zero Efflorescence: Guaranteed on Limited Lifetime Product Warranty.
          m.Color Uniformity: Guaranteed on Limited Lifetime Product Warranty.
          n.Total VOC Content: 0 g/L.
          2.Description: Frost and shock resistant.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete color option not required.
          3.Color: As selected by Architect.
          4.Color: _____.
 
          F.Latex, High-Performance Cement Grout; Basis of Design: TEC AccuColor Plus Grout; as manufactured by TEC; H.B. Fuller Construction Products.
          1.Performance and Design Requirements
          a.Standards Compliance:
          1)MAS Certified Green. Compliant CDPH VOC Emissions.
          2)Health Product Declaration document.
          3)ANSI A118.7
          4)ISO CG2WAF
          5)Product Warranty: 5 year limited.
          b.Compressive Strength, 28 Day (ANSI A118.7): Minimum 6,500 psi (44.8Pa).
          c.Tensile Strength, 28 Day (ANSI A118.7): Minimum 650 psi (4.5 MPa).
          d.Flexural Strength, 28 Day (ANSI A118.7): Minimum 1200 psi (8.3 MPa).
          e.Water Absorption, 28 Day (ANSI A118.7): Less than 3 percent, maximum.
          f.Linear Shrinkage, 27 Day: Less than 0.020 percent.
          g.Application Temperature: Minimum 50 degrees F (10 degrees C).
          h.Pot Life: 60 minutes.
          i.Initial Cure: 3 to 4 hours.
          j.Final Cure: 21 days.
          k.Foot Traffic Rating (ASTM C627): Residential to Extra Heavy Commercial, depending on substrate.
          l.Resistant to efflorescence.
          m.Color accurate.
          n.Total VOC Content: 0 g/L.
          2.Description: Frost and shock resistant.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete color option not required.
          3.Color: As selected by Architect.
          4.Color: _____.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Mortars and grouts for ceramic or porcelain tile are not replacements for waterproofing membranes and will not prevent water penetration into occupied or storage spacesTile installed by the thin bed method can be damaged by shrinkage related substrate cracking. Specify crack isolation membrane to reduce crack propagation. Do not use crack isolation membranes if substrate cracking is due to structural movement, involves vertical or differential movement, or involves horizontal movement greater than 1/4 inch (6 mm). Delete if not required.
 
          2.3LARGE FORMAT TILE AND GAUGED PORCELAIN TILE/PANELS ACCESSORIES
 
          A.Waterproofing and/or Crack Isolation Membrane, Basis of Design: TEC Hydraflex; as manufactured by TEC; H.B. Fuller Construction Products.
          1.Performance and Design Requirements
          a.Standards Compliance:
          1)MAS Certified Green. Compliant CDPH VOC Emissions
          2)Exceeds ANSI A118.10 for waterproof membranes.
          3)Exceeds ANSI A118.12 for crack isolation membranes.
          4)Certified by IAPMO as shower pan liner.
          5)Minimum 1/4 inch (6 mm) in-plane crack protection (50 mil WFT)
          6)10 Year Limited Product Warranty
          b.Approved for use over concrete control joints with no need to locate tile field movement joints directly over control joint as shown in TCNA EJ171B if product is used in full coverage.
          c.Service Rating (TCNA/ASTM C627): Extra heavy.
          d.Shear Strength, 7 Day: 238 psi (1.63 MPa).
          e.Shear Strength, 7 Day, Water Immersion: 150 psi (1.03 MPa).
          f.Shear Strength, 4 Week: 310 psi (2.12 MPa).
          g.Shear Strength, 12 Week: 330 psi (2.26 MPa).
          h.Shear Strength, 100 Day, Water Immersion: 125 psi (0.86 MPa).
          i.Fungus Resistance: Passes.
          j.Seam Strength: Greater than 20 pounds per inch of width (3.6 kg per cm width).
          k.Breaking Strength: 250 psi (1.72 MPa).
          l.Dimensional Stability: Less than 0.7 percent length change.
          m.Waterproofness: Passes.
          n.Point Load: Passes.
          o.Shear Deflection: High performance.
          p.Crack Resistance Test: High performance.
          q.Accelerated Test for Fungal Defacement (ASTM D5590): Passed with no growth and 0.39 inch (10 mm) zone of inhibition.
          r.Water Vapor Permeance (ASTM E96, Procedure B): 1.5 perms (85.8 ng/PA.s.square meter).
          s.Elongation (ASTM D751): 750 percent.
          t.Tensile Strength (ASTM D751): 250 psi (1.72 MPa).
          u.Service Temperature: -20 to 320 degrees F (-29 to 160 degrees C).
          v.Odor: Mild ammonia when uncured, none when cured.
          w.Tile Install Time: 1-3 hours.
          x.Foot Traffic Rating (ASTM C627): Residential to Extra Heavy Commercial, depending on substrate.
          y.Total VOC Content: 12 g/L.
          2.Description: Thin, cold applied, single component liquid and load bearing. Non-toxic, non-flammable, and non-hazardous during storage, mixing, application, and when cured.
          3.Thickness: 0.046 to 0.050 inches (1.14 to 1.27 mm).
          4.Color: Purple.
          5.Suitable Substrates: Concrete, cured mortar beds, masonry, gypsum wallboard, cementitious backer units, plywood, gypsum underlayment, ceramic tile, VCT, single layer of non-cushioned sheetgoods, adhesive residue, cold rolled steel.
          6.Limitations:
          a.Not a wear surface.
          b.Not for use over wet areas.
          c.Not for use over dimensionally unstable substrates.
          d.Not for use in areas subject to hydrostatic pressure.
 
          B.Silicone Sealant; Basis of Design: TEC AccuColor 100; as manufactured by TEC; H.B. Fuller Construction Products.
          1.Performance and Design Requirements
          a.Tensile Strength: 190 psi (1.3 MPa).
          b.Elongation: 650 percent.
          c.Slump: Nil.
          d.Volume Shrinkage: Less than 3 percent.
          e.Shore A Hardness: 15.
          f.Product Warranty: 10 year limited,
          2.Description: One component, 100 percent silicone, exterior grade sealant.
 
          C.Primer; Basis of Design: TEC Multipurpose Primer; as manufactured by TEC; H.B. Fuller Construction Products.
          1.Performance and Design Requirements
          a.Dries in 30 minutes to 3 hours under ideal ambient condition.
          b.Odor: Nil.
          c.Total VOC Content: 0 g/L.
          d.Product Warranty: 5 year limited,
          2.Description: Acrylic latex based primer. Improves adhesion and bond strength of levelers to the subfloor.
          3.Substrates: All approved porous and non-porous substrates. Allows for direct ceramic tile installation on many difficult to bond to substrates such as metal and non-scarified glazed ceramic surfaces.
          4.Color: White, dries clear.
          5.Limitations:
          a.Not for use over wet areas.
          b.Not for use in areas subject to hydrostatic pressure.
          c.Not for use as a wear surface.
          d.Do not freeze.
 
          D.Self-Leveling Underlayment; Basis of Design: TEC Level Set 200; as manufactured by TEC; H.B. Fuller Construction Products.
          1.Performance and Design Requirements
          a.Standards Compliance:
          1)MAS Certified Green. Compliant CDPH VOC Emissions.
          b.Compressive Strength, 28 Day: Greater than 5000 psi (34.47 MPa).
          c.Flexural Strength, 28 Day: Greater than 1000 psi (6.89 MPa).
          d.Shrinkage, 28 Day: Less than 0.07 percent.
          e.Flow (ASTM C1708): 5 to 6 inches (127 to 152 mm).
          f.Application Temperature: Minimum 50 degrees F (10 degrees C).
          g.Walkable in 3 to 4 hours.
          h.Tile Install Time: Minimum 4 hours.
          i.Total VOC Content: 0 g/L.
          2.Description: Powder mixed with water produces a fast setting, free flowing cementitious underlayment.
          3.Thickness: 1/8 to 2 inches (3 to 51 mm) per pour.
          4.Color: Gray.
          5.Suitable Substrates: Concrete, cement or epoxy terrazzo, ceramic or quarry tile, VCT, cement backerboard, exterior grade plywood with reinforcement, oriented strand board with reinforcement, and gypsum substrates.
          6.Surface Variation:
          a.Not to exceed 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) in 10 feet (3048 mm).
          b.Not to exceed 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) in 2 feet (610 mm).
          7.Limitations:
          a.Interior use only.
          b.Not for use in conditions of hydrostatic pressure or excessive moisture.
          c.Not for application over sealed concrete, tempered hardboard, particle board, strip wood flooring, or lauan plywood.
          d.Not a wear surface.
 
          E.Skim and Patch Coat; Basis of Design: TEC Fast Set Deep Patch; as manufactured by TEC; H.B. Fuller Construction Products.
          1.Performance and Design Requirements
          a.Standards Compliance:
          1)MAS Certified Green. Compliant CDPH VOC Emissions.
          b.Compressive Strength, 28 Day: Greater than 4200 psi (28.7 MPa).
          c.Flexural Strength, 28 Day: Greater than 1100 psi (7.5 MPa).
          d.Application Temperature: Minimum 50 degrees F (10 degrees C).
          e.Walkable in 60 minutes.
          f.Working Time: 15 to 20 minutes.
          g.Tile Install Time: 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
          h.Total VOC Content: 0 g/L.
          2.Description: Powder mixed with water produces a cement based compound designed for skim coat, deep fills, ramping, and smoothing and leveling irregularities.
          3.Thickness: Featheredge to 1-1/2 inches (0 to 38 mm) in single application, up to 5 inches (127 mm) with aggregate.
          4.Color: Gray.
          5.Suitable Substrates: Concrete, cement or epoxy terrazzo, epoxy coatings, ceramic or quarry tile, exterior grade plywood, and gypsum substrates.
          6.Surface Variation:
          a.Not to exceed 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) in 10 feet (3048 mm).
          b.Not to exceed 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) in 2 feet (610 mm).
          7.Limitations:
          a.Not for use in conditions of hydrostatic pressure or excessive moisture.
          b.Not for application over sealed concrete, resilient flooring, tempered hardboard, particle board, strip wood flooring, or lauan plywood.
          c.Not recommended for use as a wear surface.
 
          PART 3EXECUTION
 
          3.1EXAMINATION
 
          A.Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly constructed and prepared.
 
          B.Verify that substrates are:
          1.Sound and rigid and conform to good design and engineering practices.
          2.Clean and free of dust, dirt, oil, grease, sealers, curing compounds, laitance, efflorescence, form oil, loose plaster, paint, and scale.
 
          C.For tiles with at least one edge 15 inches (380 mm) in length or longer, maximum allowable variation from the required plane shall be 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) in 10 feet (3048 mm) with no more than 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) variation in 24 inches (610 mm).
 
          D.Maximum moisture content of concrete or mortar bed shall not exceed 12 pounds (5.4 kg) per 1000 square feet (92.9 square meters) per 24 hours per ASTM F1869 or 90 percent relative humidity as measured with moisture probes per ASTM F2170.
 
          E.Concrete surfaces shall be cured a minimum of 28 days at 70 degrees F (21 degrees C), including an initial seven day period of wet curing.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Paragraph below is for thinset bed installations. Delete if not required.
          1.Concrete shall have a wood float finish or better.
 
          F.If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect in writing of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
 
          3.2PREPARATION
 
          A.Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.
 
          B.Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
          3.3INSTALLATION, WATERPROOFING AND CRACK ISOLATION MEMBRANE
 
          A.Install in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, approved submittals, and in proper relationship with adjacent construction.
 
          B.Install in compliance with ANSIA108.1, ANSI A108.13, and ANSI A108.17.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
          C.Pre-cut waterproofing mesh allowing 4 inches (102 mm) of overlap at ends and sides to fit the areas as required.
 
          D.Cracks and Control Joints:
          1.Ensure cracks or joints are clean and free of all debris.
          2.Fill cracks or joints with membrane.
          3.Where mesh is used, spread mesh 4 inches (102 mm) to each side.
          4.Install membrane over entire surface ensuring continuous 50 mil (1.3 mm) wet film thickness.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** When TEC HydraFlex is applied over entire substrate, it is not necessary to locate tile or stone field movement joints directly over control joints or cracks as shown in EJ171B.
 
          E.Place movement joints per TCNA EJ171F.
          1.Frequency for interior installations: 20 to 25 feet (6096 to 7620 mm) in each direction.
          2.Frequency for exterior installations: 8 to 12 feet (2438 to 3658 mm) in each direction.
 
          F.Expansion, Isolation, and Construction Joints:
          1.Ensure cracks or joints are clean and free of all debris.
          2.Install compressible backer rod.
          3.Compress specified sealant into the joint according to sealant manufacturer's instructions, leaving it flush with surface.
          4.After sealant has cured, cover joint with bond breaker tape.
          5.Apply membrane as directed.
          6.After installing membrane over entire surface ensuring 50 mil (1.3 mm) wet film thickness and required cure time, place bond breaker tape over the joint and install tile without bridging the joint.
          7.Caulk joint with specified sealant.
 
          G.Drains: Drain detail membrane shall extend to bottom of drain flange with sufficient coverage to channel all water flow to and down the drain. Do not cover weep holes with membrane.
 
          H.Installation as Crack Isolation Membrane:
          1.Pre-fill all concrete cracks, control joints and plywood gaps up to 1/8 inch (3 mm) wide with membrane prior to application.
          2.For expansion, isolation, and construction joints continue joints through the tile installation in accordance with Installation Method EJ171 in the TCNA handbook.
          3.Treat dynamic cracks, subject to movement, greater than 1/4 inch (6 mm) wide for 50 mil (1.3 mm) wet film thickness, or 1/8 inch (3 mm) wide for 25 mil (0.64 mm) wet film thickness as expansion joints.
          4.Measure membrane periodically with a wet film thickness gage to ensure a minimum thickness of 50 mils (1.3 mm) wet, curing to a dry film thickness of 30 mils (0.76 mm).
          5.When using a V-notch trowel for crack isolation applications, key in a thin coat of membrane using the flat side of the trowel. Immediately afterwards, apply additional material using the notched side of the trowel held at approximately a 45 degree angle to the substrate. Again using the flat side of the trowel, flatten the ridges to form a smooth, continuous membrane.
          6.Crack Isolation Applications, 1/8 inch (3 mm): Apply membrane to entire surface using a 1/4 to 1/2 inch (6 to 12 mm) synthetic nap roller, 3 /16 inch (4.7 mm) V-notch trowel, or airless sprayer. Membrane may be applied in one coat. Measure membrane periodically with a wet film thickness gage to ensure a minimum thickness of 25 mils (0.6 mm) wet, curing to a dry film thickness of 15 mils (0.4 mm).
          7.Crack Isolation Applications, 1/4 inch (6 mm): Membrane may be applied in one coat to entire surface. Measure membrane periodically with a wet film thickness gage to ensure a minimum thickness of 50 mils wet, curing to a dry film thickness of 30 mils. Note: When using a V-notch trowel for crack isolation applications, "key in" a thin coat of membrane using the flat side of the trowel. Immediately afterwards, apply additional material using the notched side of the trowel held at approximately a 45 degree angle to the substrate. Again using the flat side of the trowel, flatten the ridges to form a smooth, continuous membrane.
 
          I.Installation as Waterproofing Membrane:
          1.Required wet film thickness is 46 to 50 mils (1.2 to 1.3 mm) over entire surface.
          2.Pre-fill all concrete crack and plywood gaps up to 1/8 inch (3 mm) wide as expansion joints.
          3.Apply membrane to entire surface using a 1/4 to 1/2 inch (6 to 12 mm) nap roller, 3/16 inch (5 mm) v-notch trowel, or airless sprayer.
          4.Apply in two coats, 25 mil (0.64 mm) wet film thickness each. Cure first coat approximately 1 hour before applying second coat at right angles to first coat.
 
          3.4INSTALLATION, CERAMIC AND PORCELAIN TILE
 
          A.Install in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, approved submittals, and in proper relationship with adjacent construction.
 
          B.Install in accordance with ANSI A108 and TCNA Handbook.
 
          C.Self-Leveling Underlayment:
          1.Minimum tensile bond strength of 72 psi (0.5 MPa) is required.
          2.Remove existing adhesive until all that remains is a thin transparent layer of adhesive residue.
          3.Maintain building expansion and control joints.
 
          D.Grout:
          1.Remove standing water, dust, and foreign substances from joints.
          2.Clean and dry tile surfaces.
          3.Remove all grout residue promptly after grouting.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** The edges of the gauged porcelain tile/panels are not eased or beveled making them susceptible to damage from heavy rolling loads and impact. Full and flush grout joints should be specified to minimize edge impact.
          a.Minimum Shore A hardness rating of or greater (per the TCNA Handbook) should be specified for all movement joints in traffic situations. Compressible joint fillers with less than a Shore A hardness of 25 should not be used. For installations exposed to heavy/hard rubber wheel rolling loads, pre-fabricated commercial grade movement joints should be considered.
          b.All expansion joints specific to structural movement: material types and placement should be specified by architectural/engineering authority on the project.
          c.TEC's Installation Guide for Gauged Porcelain Tiles and Gauged Porcelain Panels and Slabs can be found at http://www.tecspecialty.com/supporting-materials/installation-guides/TEC-Thin-Porcelain-Panel-Installation-Guide.html?lang=English.
 
          3.5INSTALLATION, GAUGED PORCELAIN TILE, PANELS, AND SLABS
 
          A.Suitable Substrates:
          1.Interior Walls: Existing ceramic tile, cement backer board over properly prepared framing, properly prepared concrete or concrete masonry units, or gypsum board.
          2.Interior Floors: Concrete or existing ceramic tile over concrete.
          3.Substrate variation shall not exceed 1/8 inch (3 mm) in 10 feet (3 meters) and 1/16 (1.5 mm) inch in 24 inches (610 mm) from the required plane.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete location options not required.
 
          B.Countertops: Install using extruded foam boards.
          1.Install extruded foam board to base cabinets.
          2.Install panels to extruded foam board following mortar application method.
          3.Allow assembly to cure for 24 hours.
          4.Measure and template all cutouts in the countertop. Cut from the top down using right angle grinder, diamond tipped hole saw, and utility knife.
 
          C.Interior Walls and Floors: Install per gauged porcelain tile/panel manufacturer's recommendations and ANSI A108.19.
          1.Install 1/8 inch (3 mm) movement joints every 20 feet (6096 mm) in each direction.
          2.Use recommended suction cup frame or grip to place the mortared panel onto the substrate. Use edge leveling straps and caps to minimize lippage between panel edges. Place straps and grout spacers uniformly along panel's edge. Do no cinch down the leveling cap at this time.
          3.For the most efficient and consistent cutting of the most porcelain tile/panel, consult with tile/panel manufacturer for their recommended scoring, rail cutting system.
          4.Key the mortar into the substrate and panel with the flat side of trowel before combing. Spread only as much mortar as can be covered while the mortar surface is still wet and tacky. Do not allow mortar to skin over.
          5.Floors: Ensure maximum coverage between panel and substrate by walking on freshly placed thin panel.
          a.Remove any dried mortar or other debris from footwear.
          b.Start at center of panel and take small shuffling steps across width of panel compressing mortar ridges and forcing any entrapped air to escape along panel edge.
          c.Continue shuffling process until entire panel has been compressed in mortar.
          d.Cinch down leveling caps tightly to bring adjoining panel edges into alignment.
          e.Use high speed orbital sander with pad to press edges of panel between leveling straps.
          f.Remove caps to allow for removal of excess mortar.
          g.After removing excess mortar, replace caps on straps and retighten to ensure complete alignment of panel edges.
          6.Walls:
          a.Use high speed orbital sander with pad working from center of panel outward to edges to expel air from behind the panel.
          b.Cinch down leveling caps tightly to bring adjoining panel edges into alignment.
          c.Remove caps to allow for removal of excess mortar.
          d.After removing excess mortar, replace caps on straps and retighten to ensure complete alignment of panel edges.
          7.Clean excess mortar from panel surface and clean joint between panels to full depth while mortar is still fresh to ensure adequate space for grout.
 
          D.Exterior Walls: Install in accordance with TCNA Handbook exterior wall details.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Specify movement joints with attention to environmental demands of the project. At a minimum tile manufacturer's recommend joints be at least 3/16 inch (4.8 mm) and treated as soft joints.
          1.Provide movement joints in a compliance with EJ-171.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** The elimination of water intrusion into the bond coat is extremely critical for success of any exterior applied veneer. Proper detailing of capping and/or flashing at the roof line or at the top of the exposed tile layer is necessary. If not properly specified and installed, efflorescence, latex leaching, and freeze thaw damage can occur.
          2.Provide cap flashing to prevent water intrusion.
 
          E.Grout: Install in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and ANSI A108.19, ANSI A108.6, or ANSI A108.10.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Some gauged porcelain tile/panels manufacturers require epoxy grout for all commercial floor applications.
          1.Follow manufacturer's recommendations for grout application time following installation of panels.
          2.Grout joint size to be 1/8 inch (3 mm) minimum.
          3.Maximize edge coverage and minimize lippage.
 
          F.Expansion and Control joints: Install in accordance with TCNA method EJ-171.
 
          3.6FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
 
          A.Field Inspection: Coordinate field inspection in accordance with appropriate sections in Division 01.
 
          3.7CLEANING AND PROTECTION
 
          A.Clean products in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.
 
          B.Protect wall installations from impact of heavy vibration for at least 14 days after installation.
 
          C.Protect grout from mopping, cleaning, or shower use for 24 hours after installation.
 
          D.Protect from freezing and water immersion for at least 21 days after installation.
 
          E.Protect floor installation from foot traffic or impact for at least 4 hours.
 
          F.Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.
 
         
END OF SECTION